"...hour" babirye bukilwa dir. Miranda Cromwell
WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY
"The Ditch", Rivington Room. Doors: 7pm
Tickets: £5 Concession, £8 Standard
With an alarm clock set to an hour, and in a few words and lots of stillness, we meet an ordinary woman, in an extraordinary crisis that could change her life forever. Using naturalism, singing, music and beat poetry, babirye debuts her first ever commissioned play about the re discovery of all of one’s self at twilight.
babirya bukilwa formerly known as Vanessa Babirye is a multidisciplinary talent. Most recently seen returning to the National Theatre stage opposite Cate Blanchett and directed by Katie Mitchell, her notable work includes the Royal Court, the Hampstead, The Nottingham playhouse, the Arcola, Soho, The Leicester Curve, BBC, Channel 4 and the ICA. Known internationally as half of the hilarious duo 'ACKEE & SALTFISH' created by Cecile Emeke, babiyre has been noted as one out of ten female creatives by the guardian Newspaper in 2018. babirye co-founded the award nominated podcast 'SISTREN' with a documentary about the trio having its London premiere at the Shaw theatre this July as part of its PRIDE season after a sold-out New York screening last Autumn. A commissioned playwright and a published poet (SISTA!, THE COLOUR OF MADNESS) babirye joined the BBC London voices writing group aiming to amplify the Black British working-class queer experience.